What is tyre size?
Tyre size refers to an alphanumeric code consisting of vital information about a model. You can usually find this code embossed on the sidewall of the tyres.
Let us take an example to understand this better: 195/55 R16 87V
The first three numbers represent the width of the tyre. It is measured in millimetres.
Profile or Aspect ratio
The following two digits denote the aspect ratio of the tyre. Aspect ratio is the height from the base of the tyre to the rim. In this particular example, the tyre height is 55% of the tyre width.
Every tyre comes with a particular type of construction. Here, ‘R’ denotes the tyre in question is of radial construction.
The next parameter is the rim diameter which is measured in inches. The digit 16 signifies the tyre in question has a rim diameter of 16 inches.
Next number in the series, 87, indicates the maximum load that a tyre can withstand. ‘87’ denotes that this tyre has the capacity of enduring a maximum load of 545 kg when driven at optimal speed.
The final segment of the tyre size signifies the speed index. It shows the maximum speed at which a tyre can run with its optimum load. Here, ‘V’ means the tyre has a speed capacity of 149 mph.
With this information, you can now easily decode and understand the tyre size of your vehicle. And our friendly team is always available to help you out as well.
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